Scientists develop preclinical model of scrub typhus disease

Scientists have developed an animal model of scrub typhus using outbred CD-1 mice. Using the model, they have characterized host susceptibility to the causative pathogen, disease pathogenesis, and immune responses. The study has been published in the journal PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. Study: Host transcriptomic profiling of CD-1 outbred mice […]

Domestic abuse incidents could rise by as much as 38% during the World Cup

Written by Amy Beecham A new campaign from Women’s Aid reminds us that while football doesn’t cause domestic violence, existing abuse can intensify around events like the World Cup. A chilling new campaign from domestic abuse charity Women’s Aid has highlighted the increased frequency and severity of existing domestic abuse […]

China announces 1st COVID-19 death in almost 6 months

China on Sunday announced its first new death from COVID-19 in nearly half a year as strict new measures are imposed in Beijing and across the country to ward against new outbreaks. The death of the 87-year-old Beijing man was the first reported by the National Health Commission since May […]

Families in mouldy flats plead for action after Awaab’s death

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Housing campaigners have issued a plea to landlords in the […]

HIV Prevention: Clinician Attitudes May Be Curtailing PrEP Use

Taking an antiretroviral tablet daily for preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has been shown to be a safe and effective method of HIV prevention. However, low and variable uptake of PrEP among men who have sex with men (MSM) remains concerning. Dr Samuel Bunting Clinician attitudes appear to be one of the […]

Blood group can predict risk of contracting viral disease

The risk of being infected by parvovirus is elevated in those people who have blood group Rh(D), according to a study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases by researchers from Karolinska Institutetin Sweden in collaboration with Octapharma. Fifth disease is a viral disease caused by parvovirus. Most often, school-age […]